Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Southern Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area is 130.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Southern Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area earn an average of $53,420 per year or $25.68 per hour.
  • The percentage of Pennsylvania Health Care Social Workers who work in Southern Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Southern Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area is less than 1%.

Rankings for Southern Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area

  • Ranks #18 in Pennsylvania for salary and #20 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #9 in Pennsylvania for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #352 in the nation for salary and #364 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #232 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Pennsylvania

Southern Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $53,420 or $25.68 per hour which is 13% less than the Pennsylvania average salary of $61,990.

AverageSouthern Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan AreaPennsylvania% Difference
Hourly Wage$25.68$29.80-13.83%
Annual Salary$53,420$61,990-13.82%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Southern Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $53,420 or $25.68 per hour which is 14% less than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AverageSouthern Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan AreaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$25.68$29.96-14.29%
Annual Salary$53,420$62,310-14.27%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Adjusted for Cost-of-Living

When adjusted for cost-of-living, Health Care Social Workers in Southern Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area earns an average annual salary of $59,734 which compares to the Pennsylvania average annual salary of $61,990. per year.

Cost-of-living in Southern Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area is 11% less than the Pennsylvania average, which means Southern Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Pennsylvania average.

  • Pennsylvania average salary is $61,990.
  • Pennsylvania cost-of-living adjusted salary is $63,540.
  • Southern Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area average salary is $53,420.
  • Southern Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area cost-of-living adjusted salary is $59,734.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Southern Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area$53,42089.43%$59,734
Pennsylvania$61,99097.56%$63,540
U.S.$62,310$62,310
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Ranges for Education and Experience

In Southern Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $46,740 and $61,680 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn more than $63,580, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $37,900, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year13Under $37,900
15%2 – 4 years20$37,900 – $46,740
25%5 – 9 years32$46,740 – $49,540
25%10 – 14 years32$49,540 – $61,680
15%15 – 20 years20$49,540 – $63,580
10%20+ years13Above $63,580
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Compared to Related Professions

With an average annual salary of $53,420, Southern Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Psychology Teachers ($93,150), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($73,950), and School Psychologists ($68,290).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Social Workers ($43,340), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($46,350).

TitleAnnual Salary
Psychology Teachers$93,150
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$73,950
School Psychologists$68,290
Health Care Social Workers$53,420
Substance Abuse Counselors$46,350
Social Workers$43,340
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Southern Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Southern Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area is 130.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $53,420 per year or $25.68 per hour in Southern Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Southern Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $59,734 per year or $29 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Southern Pennsylvania Nonmetropolitan Area are Psychology Teachers($93,150), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($73,950), School Psychologists($68,290).


Additional Salary Reports for Health Care Social Workers in Pennsylvania cities and Metros and U.S. States.

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